Project profile — Accelerating Ethiopia’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)


UNDP - United Nations Development Programme (41114)
2020-12-30 - 2022-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Ethiopia (100.00%)


• Health, General: Health policy and administrative management (12110) (18.50%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (35.70%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services: Social/welfare services (16010) (19.00%)
• Business And Other Services: Business Development Services (25030) (26.80%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


This project seeks to increase the Government of Ethiopia's (GoE) resilience to crises and shocks, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This project works to strengthen Ethiopian public institutions' capacity to provide essential public services to alleviate the social and economic strain of COVID-19, including support for local businesses' recovery and low-income workers. Project activities include: (1) preparing rapid, multi-sectoral impact assessments and recovery plans; (2) supporting the design and establishment of alternate working arrangements in GoE ministries; (3) designing and implementing job retention or compensation schemes in micro, small and medium enterprises for youth, particularly women; and (4) supporting women-owned micro, small and medium enterprises and other affected groups through access to financial and business development services.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) effective continuity of critical government functions; and (2) socio-economic impacts mitigated for women-owned enterprises, their employees (formal and informal) and most affected groups.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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